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Intel HD Graphics
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:19:47 PM »

Before the introduction of Intel HD Graphics, Intel integrated graphics were built into the motherboard's northbridge, as part of the Intel's Hub Architecture. They were known as Intel Extreme Graphics and Intel GMA. As part of the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) design, the northbridge was eliminated and graphics processing was moved to the same die as the central processing unit (CPU).

The previous Intel integrated graphics solution, Intel GMA,
had a reputation of lacking performance and features, and therefore was not considered to be a good choice for more demanding graphics applications, such as 3D gaming.

The performance increases brought by Intel's HD Graphics made the products competitive with integrated graphics adapters made by its rivals, Nvidia and ATI/AMD.

Intel HD Graphics, featuring minimal power consumption that is important in laptops, was capable enough that PC manufacturers often stopped offering discrete graphics options in their low-end and mid-range laptop lines.

GMA was first introduced on the 945G/pentium 4 platform:
Processors   Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
Chipsets   Intel® 945G Express Chipset
Desktop Boards   Intel® Desktop Boards D945GNT, D945GTP, and D945GCZ
Other   Intel® GMA 900 Graphics